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US education institutions subpar, study suggests

With students at schools such as Boston University looking to maximize their workforce appeal, a report released Monday reveals that their American pre-college educations may pale in comparison to international schools in preparing students for their future careers. “The American employability gap is related to the fact that we get what we give,” said Evangeline […]

BUSM, BMC researchers to investigate genetics of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center joined a larger program sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation Friday to study Parkinson’s disease. The new addition to the Parkinson’s Progressive Markers Initiative at BU will focus on evaluating people who are at risk of getting Parkinson’s, in addition to those in […]

Mass. alcohol policies lax in comparison to other states, study suggests

In response to a column published in the Boston Globe Saturday criticizing Massachusetts’ prohibition of happy hour, Boston Medical Center Research Coordinator Jason Blanchette pointed to a recent BMC study, which found Massachusetts’ alcohol policies to be lenient relative to the rest of the country. “Nationwide, alcohol is one of the leading contributors to death […]

City leaders gather at Marathon bombings symposium

Top city officials agreed that communication and preparedness are essential to responding effectively to emergencies such as the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings at a leadership summit held Monday by co-directors of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities, former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Political Science Department Chair Graham Wilson. “This year the eyes of the world will be […]

2 slates vying for seats on SG Executive Board

Boston University Student Government hosted an Election Kickoff Monday afternoon in the George Sherman Union Link as part of BU’s first Week of Spirit where students were provided the opportunity to meet candidates from competing slates TrueBU and BU’s Push to Start. Student Election Commission Chairwoman Lauren LaVelle said the SEC is also making efforts […]